Princess Beatrice of York is a member of the British royal family. She is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is eighth in line to succeed her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
In an interview to mark her 18th birthday, Princess Beatrice said that she wanted to use her position to assist others through charity work; she had already undertaken charitable duties alongside her mother through the various organisations the Duchess supported. In 2002, Beatrice visited children living with HIV in Russia, and, in Britain, she supported Springboard for Children (a literacy project for primary-school children with learning difficulties) and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
During the summer of 2008, Beatrice volunteered as a sales assistant at Selfridges. She also worked at the Foreign Office’s press office for a period of time without receiving a salary. It was also reported in 2008 that the Princess was interested in pursuing a career at the Financial Times website.